Territory pitches in for more camping

The Yukon government is spending $576,00 on more camping. The money will be going to the development of the Conrad campground near Carcross.

The Yukon government is spending $576,00 on more camping.

The money will be going to the development of the Conrad campground near Carcross.

That includes construction of a gravel roads, campsites, camping facilities and walking trails.

The bulk of the construction of the 35-site campground will happen this year, the government says. It will open to the public in 2016.

“With mountain bike trails and a boat launch nearby, the Conrad campground on Windy Arm should prove popular with outdoor enthusiasts,” Environment Minister Wade Istchenko said in a statement.

On top of the new campground, the money will be used so 10 campsites can open early this year.

They’ll open May 8 instead of the May long weekend and stay open until the end of September.

The 10 campgrounds are Congdon Creek, Fox Lake, Lake Laberge, Marsh Lake, Pine Lake, Snafu Lake, Squanga Lake, Tarfu Lake, Twin Lakes and Wolf Creek.

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